Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at “The Federalist,” discussed on FNC’s “Special Report” panel that the Democratic Party is heavily influenced by identity politics and grievance culture, contrary to the belief that the Progressive faction is a fringe group.
She emphasized that this ideology is deeply rooted in the party and is in conflict with mainstream American values.
“We are talking about primaries, and the Progressives getting really worried that very powerful Democrats, with the support of the Jewish lobby, are going to win those primaries,” said Fox News’ Bret Baier.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway responded, saying, “Well, I think what Leslie said though, I think, is interesting to look at here.”
“A lot of people are trying to say that this Progressive part of the party is some kind of fringe, that they don’t represent a huge part of the party. I don’t think that’s true.”
“I think that, in fact, the Democrat Party is very focused on identity politics. They do believe in this kind of grievance culture.”
“They think America is the oppressor, that Israel is the oppressor, that white people are the oppressors.”
“It’s not just ‘The Squad.’ When you look at where the energy and excitement in the Democrat party is, it is with this identity politics, that is, at heart, in conflict with much of what Americans want.”
“But it’s not going to be so easy as running a few primary opponents of ‘The Squad.’ This is really deeply rooted throughout the Democrat party.”